August 25, 2006


A reminder: Graduate students are required to register every fall and spring semester in order to remain active.

Be sure to register by September 4th in order to avoid paying a late registration fee. Courses with low enrollment are often cancelled prior to the start of the semester; don’t lose your chance to take a course because you didn’t register in time. See the Fall 06 Refund and Drop/Add Deadlines for details on making registration changes.

• If you are working as a graduate assistant, are an international student, or are receiving a fellowship, you are required to register full-time (6-14 credits each semester).

• Advanced masters or doctoral students may register using the full-time equivalent registration (EPsy 8333 or 8444). If you have completed all coursework and registered for all thesis credits, you may qualify. Please note that masters students must apply for this status in advance. Each semester you register under this status you’ll need to submit the “application for full-time status with one-credit registration? form. Details and forms are available at

• If you only need to register in order to remain active in the Graduate School, you may register for Grad 999, a no-cost/no-credit registration option. However, please note that EPsy students are only allowed to register for Grad 999 four times. More information about this registration option is available at

• Ed Psych graduate students may not register for more than 24 credits of EPsy 8666 (pre-thesis credits) during their graduate career. PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST CONTACT KATHY WALTE R ( IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR EPsy 8666.

• If you are taking your oral prelim by September 14, be sure to return the Prelim Oral Examination Report to the Graduate School (316 Johnston Hall) immediately following the exam so that you can change your registration to EPsy 8888 (thesis credits) for Fall 2006.

• If you are planning to take the written prelim exam in the fall, be sure to check with your program area for their registration deadline. You need to have submitted a degree program in order to register for the written prelim.

Posted by kwalter at 2:20 PM


Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships are designed to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diverstiy, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Eligibility Requirements: US citizen or national; planning a career in teaching and research at the college or university level

For more information, see

Application deadlines:
Predoctoral -- November 16, 2006
Dissertation -- November 30, 2006
Postdoctoral -- November 30, 2006

Posted by kwalter at 9:34 AM

August 22, 2006

Post-Doctoral Fellowships: National Academy of Education / Spencer

The National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early career scholars working in critical areas of education research. This nonresidential postdoctoral fellowship funds proposals that make significant scholarly contributions to the field of education. The program also develops the careers of its recipients through professional development activities involving National Academy of Education members.

For details, go to
Application deadline is November 10, 2006

Posted by kwalter at 2:12 PM

August 7, 2006


Kathy Walter will be out of the office August 14-18 and Jennifer McComas (DGS) will be out most of August. Please keep these dates in mind if you have forms that require DGS approval.

Posted by kwalter at 10:57 AM


The Scholarly Community is cordially invited to share the Final Oral Dissertation presentation by

Chi-Keung (Alex) Chan

In partial fulfillment of requirements for PhD in Educational Psychology

A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School Of the University of Minnesota

An Exploratory Study of Predictive Validity and Diagnostic Utility of Cognitive Profile Patterns on the Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery – Revised (WJ-R) Clinical Database

Monday, August 14, 2006
3:00-4:00 p.m.
240 Burton Hall

Dr. Geoffrey Maruyama (chair)
Dr. Ernest Davenport (advisor)
Dr. Mark Davison (advisor)
Dr. David Weiss

Posted by kwalter at 10:49 AM